Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everybody!
Just had a blast decorating my bright red plastic Christmas tree with friends & family. This image shows one of my favorite Christmas ornaments, Christmas banana (?). I'm also the proud owner of Christmas -corn, -melon, chili, -hockeyplayer and of course you must have your Las Vegas wedding picture, mounted on a red shell, in the tree.
Monday, December 24, 2007
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Sunday, December 23, 2007
"The gift of the year" became homemade hangers of wire and beads. Not plastic 50's jewelry as I thought before. I really hope that my mom isn't reading this before tomorrow now :-)
(In Sweden we celebrate on Christmas Eve, the 24th).
I'd love to make a templet & description and post as a PDF here, if you want to try and make one. Just leave a comment here if you are interested and I will fix a tutorial right away.
Thank you for your interest in my hanger-pattern. /Kind regards Inger.
Hanger tutorial pdf printable version (1,64Mb) and a screen version (pdf, 87Kb)
We made some tiny ones for Barbie as well! Have fun :-)
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Came across these photos that I've taken of two bags that my 4,5 year old daughter designed (I sewed) for her friends birthdays this year. Loves the way she picked the different beads an decided were they should go and the way she choosed to combine letter-beads with gold/pink/turquoise lace is just fabulous. I want one for myself.
Posted by Inger Carina at 11:30 PM
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
As you already know I'm a freelance webdesigner/programmer. Made a new Christmas front page for Mingla Design yesterday, with a late invitation to their ultra cool Christmas shop with Café in their showroom every Friday until Christmas.
They are selling both Mingla stuff and from other desingers.
So, if you are in the Stockholm area on Friday, drop by at Hälsingegatan 12 and have a glögg (traditional warm wine drink with seasoning) or coffee and find the last minute gifts.
The Mingla design site is the 'mother ship' of all the sites that I have made. It's huge and contains a lot of information and great images. Visit the temporary Christmas-version website and admire all the beautiful textiles & trays that they make.
Information on the first page is in Swedish but the rest of the site is in English. You need Flashplayer to be able to see the site.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Made my first post over at Wardrobe Refashion today.
Mannequin is showing a tribute dress to a Golden Retriver dog named 'Musse'. A boring yellow silk dress that I made in the 90's and in a desperate need of some Wardrobe Refashioning. With some large wool cross-stitch of a dog's wonderful face, it's saved :-)
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Some years ago it was hard to "make some noise" with textile in Sweden. During my Art University years we were a tiny group who worked alone. I am so happy that has changed now! It's the comeback of textile - and "with a vengeance" :-) I love it!
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Wallpockets out of vintage cotton fabric and transparent plastic pockets with ribbons from my stash. Wallpockets are my favorite storage in the wardrobes for all the little things lying around everywhere.
They where very difficult to photograph with all the glitter&shine.
Posted by Inger Carina at 10:21 PM
I took a pledge with Wardrobe Refashion for 6 months. I rarely buy anything anyway:-) It's fun to try it and maybe make some odd stuff like knitted wool pantyhose, shoes and things you usually don't make for oneself. I hade to buy a stash of nylons though..
Friday, November 30, 2007
The Christmas Extravaganza was great! The SewJunta "Les femmes tricoteuses" where all there, Anna from My Knit sensations and many more.
Annika's book takes the traditional old-sayings-cross-stitch to a new and very funny level. I started one of hers that was saying "nice and easy" but due to the stocking-incident I only got 'easy' done and ended it with an exclamation mark :-)
Posted by Inger Carina at 5:23 PM
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Tonight it's a crochet & knit Christmas Extravaganza at Stockholm Kulturhuset (Culture house) .
The SyJunta (free translated from Swedish: sew junta) and some knitterfriends are coming. If you are in the neighborhood: this is the link to what's happening. (link in Swedish)
See you there :-)
Posted by Inger Carina at 10:55 AM
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
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Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I adore bright colored patterns (and I like to mix them). In the back you see my beloved bedroom wallpaper. A flea market find from Amsterdam. It's a vintage kitchen wallpaper, presumably from the 60's or 70's. It is my favorit pattern of all. Suddenly I thougt it looked little like a crocheted old-fashioned beadspread - and then that night was spoiled:-) I had to make a test. Traced it and made a sketch, found the right colored yarn in my boxes and started to crochet after the traced flowers.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Finished Rally knitted Rally mittens - now with one for each hand :-)
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Working with granny squares and experimenting with the texture using different thicknesses and some effect yarns. This one became very bulky, but I like it. Will se what I do with it later... have crocheted 24 so maybe a bag.
Visit my friend Annas knittingblog at My knit sensations, she has the most fabulous color sense!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Made some hairclips out of vintage plastic jewelry flowers from the 50's using thin iron thread so nothing pops off. Knitted a brooch, shaped as a bow, in white cotton. Using a pattern from Rachael Matthews as a base but I change it a little. (all knitted in ribb *k2,p2*) Made longer & thinner ribbons, smaller band over the bow and knitted the bowpart in one piece insted of two. Put together on a piece of cardboard with nice turquoise fabric - Voilá! Congratulations Eve!
Posted by Inger Carina at 2:01 PM
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Tonights book releaseparty was for this lovely book about wallpapers. Look at the yummy front and inside! It's made by my friend AnnCharlotte who is a fantasic interior stylist and textile/product designer. She is also one of the designers at Mingla design. Check out their website (I have made the site).
Posted by Inger Carina at 7:13 PM
Monday, November 5, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Look at my wonderful birthday gifts from friends and family! I love the crochet cuckoo clock! It's from Amsterdam. Some of the books I got is from YesAsia.com which I can recommend. It's safe and fast to order - it only took a week from HongKong to Sweden.
A box filled with yarn! What more can a girl want ?
I'm a craft freak and have been since I was 6. With this blog I hope to come in contact with my fellow crafters of the world.
Posted by Inger Carina at 9:53 AM